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Help! Trademark Issues...
« on: October 29, 2012, 04:47:46 PM »
I own a site around a resort in mexico.  My site clearly states that is is an unofficial site for traveler information.  My domain name is the same name as the resort (located in mexcio).  I have had this site for over 6 years.  I just revived an email from an Patent + Trade-mark Agent saying that i have "unauthorized use of the domain name"
The photos on site site were created/taken by my self.  Am I in any way violating a copyright?

I have owned the domain name since 10/2006.
I see they filed for the trademark in 06/2006 and it was officially registered in 12/2007.
Another version of the name filed in 09/2009.

Now this site is one of my side businesses as i have built a large travel from around it.   
Can they go after me for any of this?  My site clearly states its an official site.

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Re: Help! Trademark Issues...
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 02:56:39 PM »
I think there is some process where they can seize a domain name (like if I registered "microsoft.net"), however I guess it depends on which patent / trademark agent it is.  If it is an official US communication, it might be serious, but if it is from Mexico, I would ignore it (I assume you are an american).